This wonderfully entertaining animated short film is called Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty. It centers on a grandmother who reads the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty, to her granddaughter as a bedtime story. The awesome twist is, the little girl is absolutely terrified of her granny! I think I’d be terrified too if my grandma used to read me bedtime stories like this. I love how the little girl is just freaked out from the very beginning, and you see why as granny really gets into the meat of the story.
This short film was written and performed by Kathleen O’Rourke and directed by Nicky Phelan for Brown Bag Films in 2008. It was on the short list of films nominated for an Oscar in 2010.